(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh was swept by Lake Erie by scores of 2-1 in 10 innings and 5-0 to split the season series between the two northeast Ohio schools Monday afternoon. The Cavaliers are now 14-12 overall and 7-5 in the conference. The Storm improves to 11-9 overall and 8-4 in the GLIAC.
Defense was the name of the game in the opener as the two schools needed 10 innings to finish the game normally scheduled for seven frames. The Storm got on the board first as Louie Peterlin scored after Jake Csizmadia reached safely on an error with the bases loaded in the top of the second.
The Cavs came back in tied it when Austin Szink (R-So., Canton, OH/Jackson) hit a solo shot to left in the bottom of the third.
The Storm scored the deciding run when Austin Bovenzi scored on a ground out by Zak DeCamp that hit off Kyle Ward's (Jr., Independence, OH/Padua Franciscan) glove before the infield finished the play.
Ryan McSweeney (So., Seven Hills, OH/Trinity) took the loss to fall to 1-1 on the season. Joe Tann (Sr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) started the game and went seven innings and gave up just one run on five hits with five strikeouts against three walks.
In game two, the Cavs were held to three hits in the shutout. Lake Erie scored two in the third and added three insurance runs in the seventh for the victory.
Jared Bettura (Sr., Canfield, OH/HS) took the loss to fall to 2-1. He gave up two runs on six hits with a strikeout in four innings.
Walsh is back in action Wednesday when it takes on neighboring rival Malone in a doubleheader. First pitch at Munson Stadium is set for 1 p.m.